The higher viewpoint of stand-up paddleboarding gives you hawkeyed vision through the water's surface to the lake bottom, where sand ridges and craggy boulders appear in surreal magnified tableaux. At Watermans Landing, rent SUP boards and take a lesson.
Lake Tahoe Activities Above the Water
On a sunrise hot-air balloon flight with Lake Tahoe Balloons, drift in silence, peering like Phileas Fogg over the basket edge as Emerald Bay and Desolation Wilderness shrink to puzzle-size shapes beneath you.
Fly a little lower with parasailing, harnessed to a parachute and pulled by a custom speedboat motoring 500 feet below. Coast Guard–licensed captains with Parasail Tahoe leave from Tahoe City Marina and Kings Beach State Recreation Area daily.